Truck Yeah

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"Truck Yeah"
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album Two Lanes of Freedom
Released July 3, 2012 (2012-07-03)
Format Music download
Genre Country, Country rock
Length 3:28
Label Big Machine
Writer(s) Chris Lucas
Preston Brust

Chris Janson
Danny Myrick
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore
Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Right Back Atcha Babe"
(2012)
"Truck Yeah"
(2012)
"One of Those Nights"
(2012)

"Truck Yeah" is a song written by Chris Lucas, Preston Brust (both of the LoCash Cowboys), Chris Janson, and Danny Myrick[1] and recorded by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released on July 3, 2012 as the first single from his album Two Lanes of Freedom and his first single for Big Machine Records.[2] The song overlapped McGraw's then current single 'Right Back Atcha Babe', promoted by Curb Records.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four and a half stars out of five, writing that it "isn’t intended to be the smartest song on the radio, but it might be the most fun."[3] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song four stars out of five, saying that "the swagger of the melody and McGraw's strong delivery of the lyrics" makes it a hit.[4] Ben Foster of Country Universe gave the song a failing grade, writing that "it sounds dumb and ridiculous upon arrival [...] and then it’s all downhill from there."[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Chattanooga, Tennessee.[6] It was directed by Chris Hicky and premiered in September 2012.[7]

Chart performance[edit]

"Truck Yeah" debuted at number 22 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of July 21, 2012, becoming McGraw's highest solo chart debut ever.[8] It also debuted at number 69 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of July 21, 2012. It also debuted at number 52 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of July 21, 2012.

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 52
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 57
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[11] 10
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[13] 51

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[14] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tim McGraw Will Release "Truck Yeah" on July 3". Country Music Television. June 26, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ Conaway, Alanna (June 26, 2012). "Tim McGraw Releasing New Single ‘Truck Yeah’ to Radio". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Dukes, Billy (July 3, 2012). "Tim McGraw, ‘Truck Yeah’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 2, 2012). "Single Review: Tim McGraw - "Truck Yeah"". Roughstock. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ Foster, Ben (July 3, 2012). "Single Review: Tim McGraw, "Truck Yeah"". Country Universe. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ Duvall, Erin (August 22, 2012). "Tim McGraw, 'Truck Yeah' Video Shoot Underway in Chattanooga". The Boot. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Tim McGraw : Truck Yeah". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Tim McGraw Enjoys Biggest Solo Chart Debut Ever with "Truck Yeah"". ABC News Radio. July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Tim McGraw.
  10. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Tim McGraw.
  11. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Tim McGraw.
  12. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tim McGraw.
  13. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Tim Mc Graw – Truck Yeah". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 10, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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